Purpose

Recognizes an individual Executive whose outstanding contributions as a leader, have helped advance Digital Health or Virtual Health in Canada.

Eligibility

This award is open to anyone in the digital health or virtual health community in Canada.

NOTE: Past winners of the Leadership in the Field of HI Award and current members of the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors and Awards Adjudication Committee are ineligible for this award.

Criteria

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria andincomplete nominations will not be considered.

  • The nominee’s efforts have made a significant contribution to move
    the Canadian digital health/virtual health agenda forward.
  • The nominee’s leadership is recognized within his/her jurisdiction or
    more broadly, often at the national level.
  • This contribution is the result of the nominee’s dedication and
    promotion of activities.
  • The nominee’s leadership has made a significant contribution to or
    strongly influenced health outcomes or health system improvements

Purpose

Recognizes a clinical innovator who has shown outstanding leadership in Canada in advancing the use of Digital Health or Virtual Health in clinical practice resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes.

Eligibility

Open to practicing clinician leaders at local, regional and/or national levels in Canada.

The nominee’s clinical, digital health/virtual health colleagues have recognized him/her as a champion for advancing the adoption andbenefits such as those of EHRs, EMRs, EPR’ and other such records;The nominee has served as a role model, champion and leader

in encouraging design, implementation and use of digital health/ virtual health to improve knowledge based practice and the quality ofpatient care; and/or The nominee provides demonstrated leadership
in encouraging the appropriate use of digital health/virtual health in practice and the management of patient/client/resident care/education and improved health outcomes.

Criteria

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria:

  • Implementing and using digital health/virtual health in an innovative
    fashion
  • Encouraging interconnectivity of digital health/virtual health systems
    between health care providers and across the continuum of care
  • Encouraging use of digital health/virtual health to improve health
    outcomes, education, access, efficiencies, quality and patient safety

Purpose

Recognizes a Community Care Leader who has shown outstanding leadership in Canada in advancing the use of Digital Health or Virtual Health resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes.

Eligibility

Open to all community care leaders working at local, regional and/or national levels in Canada.

The nominee’s colleagues have recognized him/her as a champion for advancing digital health/virtual health in the community; The nominee has served as a role model, champion and leader in encouraging digital health/virtual health to improve knowledge based practice and the quality of patient care; and/or the nominee provides demonstrated leadership in encouraging the appropriate use of digital health/virtual health to improve health outcomes.

Criteria

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria andincomplete nominations will not be considered.

  • Implementing and using digital health/virtual health in an innovative
    fashion
  • Encouraging digital health/virtual health to improve knowledge-based
    practice and the quality of patient care
  • Encouraging the appropriate use of digital health/virtual health to
    improve health outcomes

Purpose

To recognize leading for-profit healthcare ICT companies - Small to Medium Enterprises, Major Canadian Companies and Multi-National
- that are committed to and passionate about health informatics (HI) and have heavily invested in contributing to the industry in Canada. This annual award provides client organizations and business partners the opportunity to nominate private sector companies who they feel have demonstrated a very high level of commitment to HI in the past 12 months.

Eligibility

Nominations must be forthcoming from clients, business partners, associations, educational institutions and standards organizations and will be accepted for companies with any number of years-experience. Eligible companies must have a Canadian presence and a practice partially or entirely dedicated to health-IT.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS of private sector companies include the following:

  • Actively participates in promoting and developing Canada’s healthcare
    ICT industry
  • Participates and presents at industry conferences and events
  • Supports educational initiatives and academic organizations
  • Participates in standards and other infrastructure activities
  • Involved in industry associations, volunteer boards, and publication
  • Recognized by clients and peers for having a long-term commitment to
    the industry
  • Provides financial support to industry events such as sponsorships,
    patronage, etc.

Purpose

Recognizes individuals who are in the first five years of their Digital Health or Virtual Health career and have clearly demonstrated leadership and achieved early success.

Eligibility

This award is open to anyone in the digital health/virtual health community in Canada who has less than five years of HI work experience and has not held a leadership (director level and above) position in another industry.

Criteria

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria and incomplete nominations will not be considered.

  • Supervisors and peers have recognized the nominee for
    demonstrating leadership and/or innovation in his/her work. Please provide examples of the type of leadership (e.g., team leadership, thought leadership, etc.) that the nominee has demonstrated and how his/her leadership or innovation has helped improve health outcomes and/or achieve health system efficiencies.
  • The nominee actively participates in promoting and developing the field of digital health/virtual health. Please provide examples of how the nominee has contributed to the digital health/virtual health industry through activities such as, but not limited to, presenting at conferences, participating on industry association committees or volunteer boards, publishing articles, mentoring and involvement with academic organizations, etc.
  • The nominee has demonstrated her/his commitment to continuously improving his/her professional development. Please provide examples of professional development activities the nominee has undertaken.

Purpose

To recognize a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team that has successfully implemented a new, innovative health-IT solution and honours the private and public sector team effort.

Eligibility

Nominations will be accepted from a Canadian client and healthcare ICT company team that have fully implemented a health IT solution within the past twelve months.

Purpose 

Recognizes an individual Executive whose outstanding contributions as a leader, have helped advance Digital Health or Virtual Health in Canada.

Eligibility 

This award is open to anyone in the digital health or virtual health community in Canada. 

NOTE: Past winners of the Leadership in the Field of HI Award and current members of the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors and Awards Adjudication Committee are ineligible for this award. 

Criteria 

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria and incomplete nominations will not be considered.

 • The nominee’s efforts have made a significant contribution to move the Canadian digital health/virtual health agenda forward. 

• The nominee’s leadership is recognized within his/her jurisdiction or more broadly, often at the national level. 

• This contribution is the result of the nominee’s dedication and promotion of activities. 

• The nominee’s leadership has made a significant contribution to or strongly influenced health outcomes or health system improvements

Purpose

To recognize a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team that has successfully implemented a health-IT solution that has positively impacted on patient care in innovative ways and honours the private and public sector team effort.

Eligibility

Nominations will be accepted from a Canadian client and healthcare ICT company team that have fully implemented a health IT solution within the past twelve months.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS of public/private sector teams include the following:

  • Innovative delivery of health information technology to support
    patient care
  • Resulted in objectively demonstrable outcome of substantial
    improvements in patient care
  • Delivered on time and within budget
  • Worked effectively together to implement solution
  • Demonstrated successful knowledge transfer
  • Demonstrated innovation in successful delivery of patient care
  • Achieved project objectives
  • Leveraged industry best practices
  • Resulted in substantial adoption and utilization of a health-IT solution

Purpose

To recognize a for-profit healthcare ICT Company and client team that has successfully implemented a health-IT solution at a healthcare organization and honours the private and public sector team effort.

Eligibility

Nominations will be accepted from a Canadian client and healthcare ICT company team that have fully implemented a health IT solution within the past twelve months.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS of public/private sector teams include the following:

  • Delivered on time and within budget
  • Worked effectively together to implement solution
  • Demonstrated successful knowledge transfer
  • Demonstrated innovation
  • Achieved project objectives
  • Leveraged industry best practices
  • Resulted in substantial adoption and utilization of a health-IT solution

Purpose

The Steven Huesing Scholarship was established in 1999 in recognition of the contribution that the late Steven Huesing, COACH Founding President, made to the association. The scholarship was developed toreflect the spirit, dedication and innovation that the Founding President brought to the field of health informatics.

Eligibility

Scholarship applications are accepted from any student currently enrolled in a health informatics, digital health/virtual health or related program at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Criteria

Applications must specifically address all the following criteria andincomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant should:

  • Be of sound academic standing (See Supporting Material
    Requirements, below);
  • Demonstrate active involvement and achievement in digital health/
    virtual health; and
  • Show how his/her educational work has made a recognized
    contribution to advancing the thinking in digital health/virtual health.

Supporting Material Required
The following must be submitted with the nomination:

  • A transcript of marks
  • An assessment by an academic advisor
  • Proof of enrollment in and current attendance at a recognized
    Canadian post-secondary institution in a health informatics or related program
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